Friday, 15 July 2016

Monday's Beach Trip

On Monday we will be taking our annual trip to the beach. It looks as though the weather is going to be lovely so please remember that your child will need protection against the sun. This means that they must have sun cream on and that they should bring a hat. None of the children will be going in the sea. There will be plenty of staff and parent helpers on hand to ensure that we have a safe and fun day.

Sports Day

We had the most amazing day yesterday with many of the children in our class smashing records left, right and centre. We had records broken by Oliver in two different distances and Lily smashed the long distance time from several years ago. We also had some great distances for the throwing and the long jump. We were lucky enough to have a really sunny day for the event and the children all supported each other beautifully, there was some true sportsmanship on the field. We hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

French Week

This week is French week In Soul Base. We are learning about France as a country and immersing ourselves in the language. We have started to have simple conversations to greet each other and find out about each other. We have looked at which countries around the world speak french and have even learnt songs about french numbers and applied our knowledge to mental addition. We have started to learn a french song ready for the performance and cafe on Friday afternoon.

We will be ready to share our learning with you (weather permitting) outside on our patio just after 2.30pm on Friday - be prepared to order your croissant and chocolat chaud in french please!

Leeson House

Earlier this term we visited Leeson House Field Centre and had the most amazing time. We had adventures in Corfe Castle and heard all about the history and ghost stories of the ruins - we even acted out some of the stories with costumes. From the castle we walked up to the village of Kingston through some beautiful countryside in the sunshine.

For the next two days we spent alot of our time getting very wet as the weather was rather unkind to us. We soldiered on and still walked around the surrounding countryside learning about the smugglers of Dorset and how they operated in times gone by.

We looked at fossils and learned about food chains and local rock formations. We made natural art and even managed to sit quietly enough in the woods to get some bird spotting done. Our last morning was spent pond dipping and we caught a great crested newt - very rare!

The food, as always, was fabulous and one of the children generously provided us with Birthday cakes on the second evening so that we could celebrate her 9th Birthday with her - thank you Mrs Anderson, they were delicious.